Contributing Editors

Classic Wine Storage & Services Opens New Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick May 1, 2013 8:44 PM
The great majority of items stored in self storage facility include things such as beds, tables, chairs, desks, lamps, washers, dryers, clothes, knick-knacks, and various other odds and ends. However some facilities, such as Classic Wine Storage & Services, specialize in specialty storage such as storing wine. [More]

North Dallas Moving and Storage Supports the Mavericks Summer Hoop Camp

by John Stevens June 20, 2012 6:23 PM
When the NBA Finals are going on, basketball fans are glued to their televisions cheering and rooting for their favorite teams. Will their team win? Will a team member be injured and unable to finish playing in the finals? Just exactly who will be the next NBA champions? [More]

Upcoming Texas Self Storage Association Events

by Tony Gonzalez January 18, 2012 12:23 PM
When people join clubs or organizations, they generally want to know the benefits of belonging to the organization. They want to know what they will get out of it. If you don't belong to your state's self storage association, I strongly encourage you to look into it because there are many, many benefits. [More]

Texas-Based Access Self Storage Honored For Charitable Contributions

by Winnie Hsiu October 10, 2011 9:02 AM
At the Metropolitan Dream Center's Annual Musical, hosted by the St. Mark A. M.E. Zion Church, Access Self Storage was honored for its support to the Center and for its commitment to helping the homeless community. Access Self Storage, based in Dallas, Texas, donated advertising for the Center's annual Harvest Fest. For five years, the business has also donated space to the Center to store clothing, food, and supplies. [More]

Real Estate Investors Turn to Self Storage Properties

by Holly Robinson October 21, 2010 10:48 PM
Investors continue to take advantage of real estate investment opportunities in self storage as a way to escape otherwise risky commercial real estate markets, reports this week suggest. Self storage properties -- or land destined for self storage properties -- changed hands in Texas, Florida, and New York this week. [More]

Menards Goes Into the Self Storage Business

by Kim Kilpatrick October 4, 2010 11:15 PM
What can you do with a large, empty building that was previously used as a discount retail superstore? Make a self storage warehouse out of it. That’s what several retailers and real estate developers, after trying unsuccessfully to sell vacant buildings in a rough real estate market, are concluding. Over the summer, a group of Dallas real estate developers bought an old Walmart and converted it to a Just Store It facility. Now Menards has followed suit, turning its old Eau Claire, Wisconsin facility into a self storage business -- Menards Self Storage. [More]

Old Dallas Walmart Becomes New Self Storage Facility

by John Stevens June 21, 2010 4:29 PM
Four Dallas-area residents, tired of looking at an empty Walmart building that has stood empty for six years, have decided to buy Walmart’s old retail building and convert it into a self storage facility. The Walmart will be turned into a Just Store It. The interior demolition work is already finished, and work on the interior renovations began today. The development is the brainchild of developer Brad Tidwell of Dallas, who looked at the old Walmart building and saw a conversion deal.

“Every time I see a new idea,” Tidwell explained in the Sunday Longview News-Journal, “my first thought is, ‘will this work in Longview?’” [More]

Paiute to Store Cultural Artifacts at Pipe Spring National Monument in Utah

by Tony Gonzalez April 30, 2010 10:56 AM
Pipe Spring National Monument Superintendant John Hiscock and Tribal Chairman Timothy Rogers of the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians have announced that a new storage facility, to be used for museum collections and to hold Paiute cultural artifacts, will be opened on the grounds of Pipe Spring National Monument. A grand opening for the facility will be held on Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m. (Arizona time). The opening celebration will include speakers, tours, and refreshments.

The new storage facility has 4,400 square feet of space, meets LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification requirements, and includes separate storage rooms for collections owned by the National Park Service and by the Paiute. The building also has office space for National Park Service and tribal curators. Although the Kaibab's collection of artifacts is fairly small, the Tribe hopes to expand the collection now that a dedicated, state of the art facility is available in which to store items. [More]

Access Self Storage Makes Donation to Texas Education

by John Stevens February 23, 2010 4:16 PM
Access Self Storage, of Red Oak, Texas, announced this week that it is donating $405 to the Red Oak Independent School District Education Foundation. Access raised the money during its grand opening. The company donated a sum of money on behalf of each person who attended its grand opening. The opening was promoted as a fundraiser for the education foundation, and was advertised on KBEC radio, which tried to encourage a large turnout. [More]